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-- ROBERTA CHINSKY MATUSON Supervisor sharing confidences An employee at our firm recently assumed a supervisory position and started taking a different staff member to lunch each week to try and build rapport.
This has sometimes resulted in shared confidences, and the supervisor recently told two of her staff members she understands they are not happy and that she, too, is looking for other opportunities.
If the employee is dating their direct report or they are responsible for his/her performance reviews, promotions, work assignments, or pay raises, responsibilities will need to be transferred to another party.
Of course if this person is the only HR Manager in the company, this can be problematic.
Some companies have policies that discourage employees from dating one another while other companies do not have a problem with employees dating in the workplace.
If an HR Manager is dating another employee within the same company he or she should disclose the relationship.
Draft up an Internet, e-mail and computer usage policy and have it reviewed by counsel.
Be sure to distribute the policy to all employees and include it in your employee handbook.
All is not lost if your company does not have a written policy that addresses this issue.
Other workers may claim that the subordinate employee received preferential treatment.
For example, in 2007, a high-ranking executive at a major financial institution was forced to step down when it was discovered that he gave his girlfriend, another company employee, a pay raise.
When I was told of this conversation I did not react.
Now, as an HR manager, I do not know what I should say or do about this information.
These policies usually include the company's position on usage of these resources, the right of the company to monitor e-mail and Internet usage and what happens if an employee violates the policy.